Wait… WHAT???

1 comment March 22nd, 2010at 07:56pm Posted by Eli

When I first saw this in my inbox, I thought maybe it was sarcasm, but no:

Thank you, Progressive Caucus, for improving health care reform

Dear Progressive Members of Congress:

Thanks to you, and the tough positions you took on reforming the health insurance industry, significant progress was made towards reforming health care in this country. We thank you for representing the majority opinions on health care reform throughout the debate and voting for change.

Sincerely,

[Insert your name here, etc, etc.)

I’m supposed to thank them for caving? I’m supposed to thank them for backing down from their pledge to vote against any healthcare reform bill that didn’t have a public option, even though a public option was almost surely attainable through reconciliation?  I’m supposed to thank them for looking the other way when Obama and Pelosi made their deal with Pelosi and legitimized the Hyde Amendment with an executive order?  Are you kidding me???

The progressive caucus had the power to force Obama to choose between the healthcare industry and anti-choice fanatics or passing his signature reform which he wanted more than anything… and they threw it away without getting anything in return.

Thanks, but no thanks.

Entry Filed under: Choice,Democrats,Healthcare,Politics,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. Cujo359  |  March 25th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    No, they weren’t kidding. Neither was I. Anyway, I’m off their mailing list now. That’s a silver lining.


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